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Scholarship And Grant Search

Claudia Said:

Why do you have to pay to buy a grant book yet scholarship searches are free?

We Answered:

You don't have to pay to get information on available grants. In fact the information is FREE

You can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) http://www.cfda.gov and Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov - these are two sites created by the federal government to provide transparency and information on grants. Browse through the listings and see if you can find any grant that would support your purposes.

Even if you buy books on "how to get grants" or list that supposedly has information on grants -- all of them are mere rehash of what CFDA has, albeit packaged differently.

Note though that these grants generally support non-profit organizations, intermediary lending institutions, and state and local governments. Most of the federal grants are given to specific target groups with specific requirements (e.g. minority business owners involved in transportation related contracts emanating from DOT - Grant#20.905 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Short Term Lending Program. Individuals especially for personal purposes are not eligible for federal grants.

Grants are also often given to non profit groups or organizations involved in training or other similar activities (grant 59.043 Women's Business Ownership Assistance that are given to those who will create women's business center that will train women entrepreneurs

http://www.cfda.gov
http://www.grants.gov
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org
http://www.powerhomebiz.com/vol66/grants…
http://www.sba.gov/expanding/grants.html

Milton Said:

Scholarship Search - Find Scholarships Online Free - Grants ...?

We Answered:

Try fastweb.com.

There are scholarships for everyone. You will also get scholarships that are open to any of the characteristics in your profile. Example: If you put down that you are Hispanic in your profile, then Hispanic-only will display in your results in addition to scholarships that are open for everyone.

This site also has job opportunities.

Melvin Said:

Does anyone know of a good photography grant for someone just starting college for the first time ever?

We Answered:

Grants and scholarships aren't the same thing. The government grants you're referring to are typically awarded by the federal government, but sometimes the state, depending on where you live.

Scholarships would be your best bet. You should do a profile of yourself at http://www.fastweb.com and see what you can apply for based on your information. It's like a searchable database. Don't think anything is too outlandish - a lot of scholarship money goes unclaimed because no one applies for it!

Best of luck!

Rita Said:

What sites can i find scholarship grant in alaska?

We Answered:

In the spectrum of educational funding, scholarships and grants are the "free money." These awards do not need to be repaid. In general, scholarships are given based on merit and grants are given based on financial need. They may be awarded based on need, or excellence in academics or other areas, or on a combination of both. The aid may be given by the federal or state government.

http://loan-house.we.bs/scholarships.htm…

Many scholarships awarded to University students have separate processes, deadlines, eligibility criteria, and application forms. The resource links provided here will introduce you to a wide spectrum of possibilities available from the University and numerous other philanthropic agencies, organizations, and individuals. Now, the question is that how college funding works, the types of scholarships available, how to find them and how to apply for them. That’s pretty standard issue for a website about scholarships, although we think if you’ll pardon us saying so, that we’ve done an excellent and job of being comprehensive and readable. Here’s what’s different.

http://loan--house.blogspot.com/search/l…

Scholarships are the ideal form of student aid, as they're basically gifts that never have to be repaid. On the other hand, student loans must be repaid, but they're made at very low interest rates, and you're usually you're not required to begin repayment until six months after you graduate. Some student loans require you to prove financial need, but some of them don't. Many students turn to student loans as a method to pay for college. Basically, if you cannot get access to the free money you have to borrow it in the form of a student loan.

Sally Said:

i want study in philosophy of science and i search for a scholarship or grant where i can find this ?

We Answered:

You can get info about such college scholarships and grants online here - education.mypressonline.com

Marie Said:

How do I find a grant for a disabled woman to start a business; that doesn't cost a fee to apply for?

We Answered:

It is hard to find grants to start a business -- even for the handicapped. Unlike the myths that some perpetuate, federal government and even private foundations hardly give grant money for a for-profit business.

Nonetheless, you can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) http://www.cfda.gov and Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov - these are two sites created by the federal government to provide transparency and information on grants. Browse through the listings and see if you can find any grant that would support a for-profit venture.

Even if you buy books on "how to get grants" or list that supposedly has information on grants -- all of them are mere rehash of what CFDA has, albeit packaged differently. But still the info is the same - hardly any grants for starting a for profit business.

When you go to CFDA.gov http://www.cfda.gov , follow these steps:

- click on Search for Assistance Programs (HTML)
- browse the catalog by Beneficiary
- Beneficiary type is 69 Handicapped
- you will then see ALL the grants available to handicapped

None of them, unfortunately, are for starting a for-profit business

Even SBA does NOT give out grants only loans. From the SBA website http://www.sba.gov/expanding/grants.html

"The U.S. Small Business Administration does not offer grants to start or expand small businesses, although it does offer a wide variety of loan programs. (See http://www.sba.gov/financing for more information) While SBA does offer some grant programs, these are generally designed to expand and enhance organizations that provide small business management, technical, or financial assistance. These grants generally support non-profit organizations, intermediary lending institutions, and state and local governments."

Here is a listing of federal grants for small businesses. See if there is any available for individuals for starting a business -- THERE'S NONE.
http://12.46.245.173/pls/portal30/CATALO…

Most of the federal grants are given to specific target groups with specific requirements (e.g. minority business owners involved in transportation related contracts emanating from DOT - Grant#20.905 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Short Term Lending Program

Grants are also often given to non profit groups or organizations involved in training or other similar activities (grant 59.043 Women's Business Ownership Assistance that are given to those who will create women's business center that will train women entrepreneurs

For private grants, you may want to check the Foundation Center's Foundation Grants for Individuals Online. It's a subscription based website ($9.95 per month) but their opening blurb only says that the database is ideal for "students, artists, academic researchers, libraries and financial aid offices." Entrepreneurs are apparently not one of them, so I take it they also don't have listings of private foundations who give grants to would-be entrepreneurs.

Marc Said:

PLEASE HELP ME FIND SCHOLARSHIP GRANT IN WEST...?

We Answered:

you can check out...this great source to find scholarships i've used them before.. http://www.scholarshipmoms.com/mom-schol…

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